Torrent Sites Illegally Shut Down by Terrorists

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  1. GSD

    GSD Active Member

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    A few were shut today. Get ready to say goodbye to the rest of them very soon.

    Our Constitutional rights will continue to be stripped from us by these terrorist until they are all gone as long as we sit back and allow it. If anyone doesn't understand what I mean when I say this don't bother by saying the internet isn't a right its a privilege because you'll just sound like a bigger fool.

    Anyone out there still think these terrorists will not eventually do something they don't like?

    If so, what right(s) will the terrorists have to take from you before you stop being a gutless piece of crap and get behind the rest of us?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/130763-homeland-security-dept-seizes-domain-names-
     
  2. Partyxanimal

    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    What the hell does Homeland Security have to do with copyright infringement , They are pulling this out of their ass.
     
  3. GSD

    GSD Active Member

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    Someone here must disagree and have another opinion?

    Anyone?
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    i dont use any torrent sites so this doesnt affect me at all...

    and in reality its stealing, so i dont see how these sites can complain.
     
  7. GSD

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    The problem with that argument is the presumption of guilt until proven innocent is the law in England not in America. There needs to be a law in effect that directly addresses what they are trying to enforce or nobody has the legal authority to do anything about it. In this case there is none & nobody in the government does have the authority to legally do what they are trying to do. Otherwise tell me why would COICA (which would be the law to deliver the authority for this exact type of case) still be pending in Congress?

    If they do resume to have the authority then where are the warrants signed by a judge? Why were some of the sites never even informed of the actions being taken against them? Because DHS has no legal authority and any judge that would sign a warrant doesn't have any legal authority to do so. They have used threats and coersion with the service providers to usurp the law and shut down the sites.

    Glad to see you support the rule of law of England, the enforcement of laws that were never enacted by congress & illegal removal of due process guaranteed to all of us by the Constitution because you believe (but have no evidence or proof just suspicions) that these sites are knowingly supporting or endorse doing something illegal.
     
  8. rob82

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    I don't think I've used any of those sites. Oh well, sucks to be them. It's pretty dumb to run a torrent site with a name like "getdvdset.com."
     
  9. Partyxanimal

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    :jj: No doubt.
     
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    they hate our freedom

    Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

    Who says Congress never gets anything done?

    On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity†of the site  regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,†which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.â€Â

    COICA is the latest effort by Hollywood, the recording industry and the big media companies to stem the tidal wave of internet file sharing that has upended those industries and, they claim, cost them tens of billions of dollars over the last decade.

    The content companies have tried suing college students. They’ve tried suing internet startups. Now they want the federal government to act as their private security agents, policing the internet for suspected pirates before making them walk the digital plank.

    Many people opposed to the bill agree in principle with its aims: Illegal music piracy is, well, illegal, and should be stopped. Musicians, artists and content creators should be compensated for their work. But the law’s critics do not believe that giving the federal government the right to shut down websites at will based upon a vague and arbitrary standard of evidence, even if no law-breaking has been proved, is a particularly good idea. COICA must still be approved by the full House and Senate before becoming law. A vote is unlikely before the new year.

    Among the sites that could go dark if the law passes: Dropbox, RapidShare, SoundCloud, Hype Machine and any other site for which the Attorney General deems copyright infringement to be “central to the activity†of the site, according to Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group that opposes the bill. There need not even be illegal content on a site  links alone will qualify a site for digital death. Websites at risk could also theoretically include p2pnet and pirate-party.us or any other website that advocates for peer-to-peer file sharing or rejects copyright law, according to the group.

    In short, COICA would allow the federal government to censor the internet without due process.

    The mechanism by which the government would do this, according to the bill, is the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), which translates web addresses into IP addresses. The bill would give the Attorney General the power to simply obtain a court order requiring internet service providers to pull the plug on suspected websites.

    Scholars, lawyers, technologists, human rights groups and public interest groups have denounced the bill. Forty-nine prominent law professors called it “dangerous.†(pdf.) The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch warned the bill could have “grave repercussions for global human rights.†(pdf.) Several dozen of the most prominent internet engineers in the country  many of whom were instrumental in the creation of the internet  said the bill will “create an environment of tremendous fear and uncertainty for technological innovation.†(pdf.) Several prominent conservative bloggers, including representatives from RedState.com, HotAir.com, The Next Right and Publius Forum, issued a call to help stop this “serious threat to the Internet.â€Â

    And Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the world wide web, said, “Neither governments nor corporations should be allowed to use disconnection from the internet as a way of arbitrarily furthering their own aims.†He added: “In the spirit going back to Magna Carta, we require a principle that no person or organization shall be deprived of their ability to connect to others at will without due process of law, with the presumption of innocence until found guilty.â€Â

    Critics of the bill object to it on a number of grounds, starting with this one: “The Act is an unconstitutional abridgment of the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment,†the 49 law professors wrote. “The Act permits the issuance of speech suppressing injunctions without any meaningful opportunity for any party to contest the Attorney General’s allegations of unlawful content.†(original emphasis.)

    Because it is so ill-conceived and poorly written, the law professors wrote, “the Act, if enacted into law, will not survive judicial scrutiny, and will, therefore, never be used to address the problem (online copyright and trademark infringement) that it is designed to address. Its significance, therefore, is entirely symbolic  and the symbolism it presents is ugly and insidious. For the first time, the United States would be requiring Internet Service Providers to block speech because of its content.â€Â

    The law professors noted that the bill would actually undermine United States policy, enunciated forcefully by Secretary of State Clinton, which calls for global internet freedom and opposes web censorship. “Censorship should not be in any way accepted by any company anywhere,†Clinton said in her landmark speech on global internet freedom earlier this year. She was referring to China. Apparently some of Mrs. Clinton’s former colleagues in the U.S. Senate approve of internet censorship in the United States.

    To be fair, COICA does have some supporters in addition to sponsor Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vermont) and his 17 co-sponsors including Schumer, Specter, Grassley, Gillibrand, Hatch, Klobuchar, Coburn, Durbin, Feinstein, Menendez and Whitehouse. Mark Corallo, who served as chief spokesperson for former Attorney General John Ashcroft and as spokesman for Karl Rove during the Valerie Plame affair, wrote Thursday on The Daily Caller: “The Internet is not at risk of being censored. But without robust protections that match technological advances making online theft easy, the creators of American products will continue to suffer.â€Â

    “Counterfeiting and online theft of intellectual property is having devastating effects on industries where millions of Americans make a living,†wrote Corallo, who now runs a Virginia-based public relations firm and freely admits that he has “represented copyright and patent-based businesses for years.†“Their futures are at risk due to Internet-based theft.â€Â

    The Recording Industry Association of America, which represents the major record labels, praised Leahy for his work, “to insure [sic] that the Internet is a civilized medium instead of a lawless one where foreign sites that put Americans at risk are allowed to flourish.â€Â

    Over the course of his career, Leahy has received $885,216 from the TV, movie and music industries, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/

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    U.S. seizes sites linked to copyright infringement

    The U.S. government has launched a major crackdown on online copyright infringement, seizing dozens of sites linked to illegal file sharing and counterfeit goods.

    Torrent sites that link to illegal copies of music and movie files and sites that sell counterfeit goods were seized this week by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Department of Homeland Security. Visitors to such sites as Torrent-finder.com, 2009jerseys.com, and Dvdcollects.com found that their usual sites had been replaced by a message that said, "This domain name has been seized by ICE--Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court."

    "My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!" the owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak, which listed more than 70 domains that were apparently part of the massive seizure.

    DHS representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The seizures came after a Senate committee unanimously approved a controversial proposal earlier this month that would allow the government to pull the plug on Web sites accused of aiding piracy. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) allows a Web site's domain to be seized if it "has no demonstrable, commercially significant purpose or use other than" offering or providing access to unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.

    The proposal has garnered support from dozens of the largest content companies, including video game maker Activision, media firms NBC Universal and Viacom, and the Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America lobbying groups. However, critics such as engineers and civil liberties groups say the COICA could balkanize the Internet, jeopardize free speech rights, and endanger legitimate Web sites.

    The battle against online file sharing has ramped up. Earlier today, a Swedish court upheld the copyright conviction of the founders of The Pirate Bay, a notorious file-sharing site. In October, a U.S. district judge issued an injunction against Lime Wire, the company that operated the popular file-sharing software LimeWire. In May, a judge granted summary judgment in favor of the music industry's claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, committed copyright infringement, engaged in unfair competition, and induced copyright infringement.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20023918-93.html

     
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  12. GSD

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    treason !!!
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    The Government works on Thanksgiving? Who would have thought it?
     
  14. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

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    I've never even visited a torrent site and I always pay for my downloaded music. :dontknow:
     
  15. Partyxanimal

    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    They seem to do things when people are sidetracked with the holidays.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    They came first for the file sharers,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a file sharer.

    Then they came for the torrenters,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a torrenter .

    Then they came for the youtubers,
    and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a youtuber.

    Then they came for gif posters
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.
     
  17. low selfestitle

    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    I once came for a youtuber.

    But that's a whole 'nother story.
     
  18. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    tubegalore. :facepalm:
     
  19. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    View this thread while you can.
    It can be be shut down without a court order.
    I don't own the words I copied from the original articles.
     
  20. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Schmoopy is gonna get it shut down with all his stolen gifs.